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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Question Still Leaking and Getting the Let Down Feeling...

    Its been a very long time since I have visited and posted but I knew this was my best source for answers.

    I breastfed/pumped for 13 months. My daughter will 6 in a few months but I am still getting the let down sensation and leaking clear fluid, and sometimes cloudy white milk.

    Triggers I have noticed so far are:
    Emotions (Fond memory thoughts or stress)

    How long could I continue to potentially have the tingling and leaks
    If she didnt reach for me at birth I still wouldn't believe that she's all mine.

    Terrible 2s dont exist... Who am I kidding?!?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: Still Leaking and Getting the Let Down Feeling...

    I had a staff member with a teenager who said sometimes she still would let down if she heard a baby crying.
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Still Leaking and Getting the Let Down Feeling...

    Some moms continue to produce milk for years after their babies wean. It may be in very small amounts, but even so you may sometimes leak or feel the letdown sensation. Is this situation problematic for you? If so, try drinking some peppermint or sage tea (supposedly effective in reducing supply) and talk to your doctor or midwife- there're some drugs which can reduce supply.

    On the plus side, it's probably good for your body to produce milk! The longer a woman lactates, the lower her risk for nasty things like breast cancer and heart disease. So maybe this isn't the worst thing in the world.... Right?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Still Leaking and Getting the Let Down Feeling...

    I have a friend in her 40's that she recently told me this also happened to her for years after she weaned her last child. She went to doctors and they couldn't figure it out, it eventually stopped on its own. Not to say to ignore it, of course, but just so you know.
    Mommy to 3 beautiful girls!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    New York

    Default Re: Still Leaking and Getting the Let Down Feeling...

    In the Bible, Naomi, the widowed mother-in-law, breastfed Ruth's baby. I still feel waves and tingles when I hear an infant cry and I am 52 years old and have not nursed in years!!!
    Started my family in 1986
    Finally done in 2001

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